Postdoctoral Research Scholar
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Danielle was born and raised in Salvador, BA, Brazil, where she completed her BSc in Biomedical Sciences from the Bahian School of Medicine and Public Health in 2012. During her graduation, she developed a deep interest in cell and molecular biology. Danielle obtained her MSc in Health Sciences from the Federal University of Bahia in 2014, where she investigated the prognostic role of BRAF mutation in papillary thyroid carcinomas. She has recently earned her PhD in Molecular Oncology from the Barretos Cancer Hospital (Barretos, SP, Brazil), where she worked on identifying specific microRNA signatures in hereditary breast tumors for predicting BRCA1/2-germline mutations. Currently, Danielle has joined the Petersen’s Lab as postdoc to develop her skills in Immunology. In addition to assisting in molecular immunology studies, she mainly works on understanding cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying coninfection effects of vector borne bacteria and parasites.